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way. he is not the sweet talker that tim geithner that republicans are. the easy thing about him, i think you are right. he is far more ideological than that, he is not like tim geithner. he is head of the new york fed. he is well versed in the new york currency and you have a life long budgeteer. can i add to that? i want to say something about out going. i have the highest regard for them. his financial knowledge was excellent. his knowledge of the whole banking arena. and i'll tell you this too, while i disagreed with him on fiscal issues. he and i had a great personal relationship. what i understand is, he does not have a personal relationship and doesn't know how to deal with people on the other side of the i'll. and that on top of his personal experience to me makes this a poor choice. >> on financial experience i'll grant you some points. this is a guy who has been negotiating complicated deals for 20 years. on the hill in the reagan years, and because there were these tough opepisodes, i would reall take that off your list. >> according to that book, he helped sabotage, he w
of tim geithner. mr. lew is a government lifer. and john kerry well to the left of hillary clinton who was also recorded as rather hawkish as a senator. now hilda solis is resigning. not sure what that means, but as the president's moving further to the left in his second term. not a centrist. let's bring back karen finney, columnist for the hill. guy benson, and mark simone. guy, i think these appointments, all three of them, particularly, particularly hagel at defense, show a move to the left. what's your take? >> sure, i mean, of course they do, the president's a lefty, that's who he is. and now that he never has to face voters again, i think we'll see his administration drift even further to the left. i do see the lew appointment at least as an opportunity for republicans to highlight the fact that we have not had a federal budget in almost four years. and it is 100% the fault of democrats. a lot of americans don't know that. at least give guys like that a chance to really beat that drum. and one other thing, larry, i'm interested to see the labor department pick with solis on her
, the mask is off the white house. there's no pretense that they have an interest in spending and when tim geithner's first offer in the negotiations was $1.6 trillion in new revenue, raise the debt ceiling with impunity and have more stimulus spending, that unbridled foolishness that has jarred the gop and the house. so those sort of shutdown questions become easier to coalescing. >> so it's a yes? it's on the table, is that right? >> well, as you and i have talked before, my home state is illinois, which is an example of what not to do. they chose revenues at a state level, didn't deal with the underlying spending drivers and what happened? higher than average unemployment, more per capita debt than any other state in the union almost and been downgraded twice. $7 billion in unpaid bills after the revenues come in. so i'm sensing just in talking to a lot of colleagues today and over the past couple of days a higher level of interest in going much further than they have ever gone before. >> last one, are all revenues off the table as far as you and the house leadership is concerned? >> ye
. they won't specify. the outgoing treasury secretary, tim geithner said, we have no plan. and as geithner always says, plan beats no plan. you have no plan. >> and the american people have no idea what they're talking about on this stuff. >> that i agree with. we're sending conflicting messages. >> it doesn't matter what people think about cutting spending. we have to. >> the polling data show by 75% the american people want spending cuts. i will say this. i may be wrong and you all may be right. but i think the g.o.p. is now migrating towards the spending sequester. including the defense and national security cuts. we're going to debate that in a few moments with general mccaffrey. but i think the gop is migrating there. i think that is exactly the right thing to do. and it shows a little bit of courage. and i think this letter from the four senators today, keith, all it says is waw waw waw we don't want to cut spending. >> that's what john boehner says. interesting rates are low now, inflation is low now. we're still recovering from an economic crisis. this is not the time quite honestl
. and that's just not true. that's not what the obama administration has done. and tim geithner to his credit did not repeat that lie. so he's got a lot of problems and i agree, larry, i don't understand why the president keeps putting up people who are not qualified for the job. not only is he not qualified, you've got chuck hagel who he's trying to sell as a great infantry man. i love nurses, but they shouldn't be the head of hhs. we need qualified people with credibility with the other side. >> this whole thing's sort of this insider liberalism. >> right. >> it seems to me, ari, that's basically what jack is. he's an insider liberal, he's going to take his marching orders. you know, this administration runs everything from the oval office and president obama's ideology, which is a left wing ideology. i don't happen to share it. he won the election, i get that, but you just can't convince me that a jack lew or chuck hagel are first class appointments. they're not. nobody's going to buy that. >> how much time do i get to respond to jennifer's points? >> you get about 40 seconds. >> look, i t
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